A total of 99 types of Belgian beer have arrived in Japan, crossing the land and sea all the way from such a "beer powerhouse" Belgium!
You can drink the Belgian beer at the "Belgian Beer Weekend" event, which is held in 6 cities nationwide for about 4 months. It was already held in Nagoya and Fukuoka from April to May, and it was very crowded with 50,000 and 20,000 visitors, respectively!
In addition to beer, you can also enjoy Belgian cuisine and live concerts by Belgian bands at this event.
Not only as an eating editorial department, but also the author (I) personally cares about Hijo! So, for those who want to visit the remaining 4 cities (Osaka, Yokohama, Sendai, Tokyo) where the event will be held, I will tell you the details of Belgian Beer Weekend!
◆ What is the participation fee?
Free admission to Belgian Beer Weekend! Beer and meals are paid with a special "food and drink coin". Also, beer is only poured into the original "My Glass" sold at the venue, so be sure to buy it.
The "starter set" with a glass and 11 coins can be purchased at the same day price for 3,100 yen (advance sale 3,000 yen), and additional coins can be purchased in units of 5 coins (1,050 yen).
◆ What kind of beer do you have?
The first thing to worry about is beer! What kind of beer do you have? Let's take a look.
[Leaf Month Fruit Beer ]
Fruit beer, which is aged for 18 months based on cherries and finished with fruit juice, has a sweet and fruity taste like "sangria" in which fruits are soaked in wine. It's not too sweet and the aftertaste is refreshing, so you can drink it deliciously until the end.
[Hugarden White Beer ]
White beer that is "the most loved in the world". As it is called "white", it has a light and whitish color. It has less bitterness and a refreshing taste. The scent of hops pops from the edge of the glass. It's fresh and very easy to drink, so it's recommended for people who like bitter beer!
[Marets Abbey Beer (Blonde)]
Maret's Abbey Beer was recommended to "beer party people". It is said that it is made in a private brewery on behalf of the Maredsous Abbey in southern Belgium. It is firmly bitter and has a sharp throat. Anyway, the taste of wheat is strong!
At the event venue, a "pocket guide" with detailed explanations of each beer will be distributed. Take your guide and my glass and go find your favorite beer.
After drinking, rinse the glass in the washroom and go to the next beer!
◆ The most delicious in the world !? Belgian food
Belgian cuisine, also known as "French quality, German quantity", is said to be one of the "most delicious dishes in the world". Various Belgian dishes that make gourmets from all over the world groan are also available at the event venue!
Especially recommended is the "Frit", which is indispensable for Belgians! In other words, it's "French fries". By the way, Hiroo's "And the Frit ", which I introduced earlier in En-eating, was also a Belgian-style restaurant. How Belgians, Japanese people consume more potatoes than they eat rice . What a potato lover ...!
The frit is crispy on the outside and has a rich texture on the inside. It has a salty taste and enhances the sweetness of potatoes. It's also delicious!
Sweets are also lined up in the food menu. Belgian "specialty" sweets such as rich chocolate mousse and crispy waffles with ice cream are lined up! You can't miss this too.
◆ Must-see! Belgian rock band
At Belgian Beer Weekend, we will not neglect the production of "music" that makes beer even more delicious! Many bands and artists perform live on stage.
A lineup of gorgeous artists for each event venue, such as ROLAND, which is said to be the "legend" of the folk and blues world, and ANTON WALGRAVE, a singer-songwriter! There are many bands that Belgians want to introduce to Japanese people with confidence, so be sure to check it out!
Belgian Beer Weekend, an event that combines the three elements of "food, beer, and music." Eat and drink, get drunk with music, eat and drink again ... Oh, what a happy holiday!
The four cities where the event will be held in the future and the dates are as follows. For those who find it convenient ... No, it should be worth it even if you force it! Everyone, please come and visit us ~!
Osaka Shin Umeda City June 4-8 Yokohama Yamashita Park July 2-6 Sendai Kotodai Park July 10-13 Tokyo Roppongi Hills Arena September 4-15